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If the day of Boris and Gleb 2022 is fate: the story of the princes, they became martyrs

Latest NewsIf the day of Boris and Gleb 2022 is fate: the story of the princes, they became martyrs

May 15, 2022 is the fate of the Orthodox calendar – the day of Boris and Glib. The stinkers were holy noble princes-bearers of passion, as if they were martyred for their faith. Read in the materials of the life story of Boris and Glib, as well as about popular examples and traditions of that time, which inspired half of the Ukrainian people.

Boris and Glib: what do we know about the holy princes

Boris and Glib were brothers and sons of the Prince of kyiv Volodymyr Svyatoslavovich, who was also the son of the Apostolic Prince of Rivne Volodymyr. The stench was born shortly before the baptism of Kievan Rus. In childhood, like all children of princes, they took a garne of consecration, and also read a little religious literature, they wanted to dedicate their lives to the Lord. In 1015, the elder brother Svyatopolk, having killed his brothers Boris and Glib in a battle, so that they could become competitors in the struggle for the Kievan throne, it was as if Volodymyr Svyatoslavovich had emerged victorious.

Boris and Glib knew that the older brother wanted to kill them. However, the stench did not regret it, but rather he humbly accepted death in the form of brotherhood. Svyatopolk hit Boris in the back. The Alti river became clear. An hour later, at the mouth of the Smyadina River (not far from Smolensk), Gliba was driven.

The Church buried the princes Boris and Glib in the face of the saints for their martyrdom in the same faith. Also, the stinkers became the first saints in Kievan Rus, who were canonized before the martyrs-Passionists. May 15, since the date of the commemoration of Boris and Glib was not chosen in advance. On the same day, his relics were transferred to the temple near Vishgorod.

Boris and Glyba Day: how traditions and rites are established

Boris and Glyba are called by the people “day of the nightingale” / Photo:

On May 15, among our ancestors, it was customary to call it “the day of the nightingale”. Traditionally, from the first day, nightingales – the proper harbingers of heat – began to sleep. Until that day, the Ukrainians tried to finish all the work in the city field. And on the day of remembrance of Boris and Glib, they often bathed dribnu domestic animals, curled up, piglets. It was important that this purchase was a good one.

Another popular name for May 15 is Barish Day. Tse to the fact that St. Boris was often called a barista. The day of Boris and Gliba was especially moving among the merchants and merchants, even if they were respected, as if they had a garna in hand this year, then you would succeed in bearing the entire river of sleep.

So, on the day of Boris and Gleba, they tried to speak sincerely with a close person, it was important to know the common language these days. And if you need to appear before his superiors, instead of working on May 15, then you can not be afraid of the house.

Popular Examples May 15

The nightingale sings loudly – the right summer has come. St. Boris and Glib have a clear dream dream, it means that summer will not have autumn. It’s a warm day on May 15, look for a crop of rotten bread. Just like on the day of Boris and Glyba, the wild cherry blossoms began to sing, and the nightingales sang: it will be colder, like trivatime 2 tizhnі. Almost May 15, spiv nightingale before spiv zozuly, until happy summer. A little nightingales chirped and the water began to decline – it’s time to start a settlement.

Strong prayer for the day of remembrance of Boris and Glib.

Boris and Gliba day: prayer is strong / Photo: Pexels

O holy martyrs, who labored in the field of Christ, and the faith of Christ in the native land, like a grain of gold, shone, and from the evil hands of his cursed brother perished! We beseech you: be for us, your Ukrainian people, defenders and guardians of the saints before God. To do his thing, given by the Lord with holy authority and with his prayers before the heavenly Witz, so that our people know no more narugi and shkodi in the unfortunate native blues of their own and so that the damned among us. There will no longer be, as if there were such inconsistencies, witch conflicts.

Heavenly mercy and the grace of the Holy Spirit, bless us, holy martyrs for the faith of Christ, let us live honestly, justly and righteously, with unity, goodness and brotherly love, let us go to the old power of good and in the good part of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ truly glorifies, praises and serves Yoma. Amen.


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